Best video editing apps for iPad: iMovie, Pinnacle Studio, Videon, and more!

The best video editing apps for iPad to help you shoot, edit, and share your movies!

Looking for the best iPad apps for video editing? From basic trimming to adding transitions, titles, and effects, video editing is a breeze on the iPad due to its larger screen real estate. Whether your next video is a montage of your last family vacation or a school project, the App Store has something for everyone. But which video editing apps for iPad are the absolute best?


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Best video editing apps for iPad: iMovie

iMovie for iPhone and iPad is Apple's own video editing software. Grab any clip, or multiple clips, from your iPad and easily share or turn it into a beautiful home movie complete with titles and transitions. iMovie for iOS also supports making theatrical trailers on the go. iMovie also supports several other features such as picture-in-picture, split screen, and slow motion effects. It's very similar to iMovie on the Mac so if you've ever used that, you'll be right at home. You can also share your movies to any Apple TV with AirPlay or to any other iOS device with AirDrop.

For an easy to use video editing suite that ties in with every other Apple product you may own, you want iMovie.

Pinnacle Studio

Best video editing apps for iPad: Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio, formerly known as Avid Studio, has been around longer than iMovie for iOS and contains many of the same features. The layout is slightly different but actually allows for more editing tools to be shown a time, which frequent editors may prefer. Pinnacle Studio also links in with Box, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft Skydrive, which is something iMovie doesn't offer. Once you're done editing your video you can easily share or export it to YouTube, Facebook, Box, and more.

For a powerful editing suite that supports multiple cloud storage services, look no further than Pinnacle Studio.


Best video editing apps for iPad: Videon

Videon is a video capture and editing tool for iPhone and iPad. Videon offers lots of unique capture features such as the ability to switch between front and rear cameras while recording, video stabilization, an audio meter, and much more. When it comes time to edit your clips, Videon does that too complete with color correction filters, effects, real time previews, and more.

If you want to capture the best video you can and only have to do minimal editing, Videon is what you want.


Best video editing apps for iPad: Magisto

Magisto isn't technically a video editing suite but it is an incredibly useful app for creating and sharing your video clips. Simply select the photos and videos you'd like to put together, tell Magisto what kind of movie you'd like, pick a soundtrack, and let it take care of the rest. Once Magisto is done creating your movie, you'll receive a notification and you can then view and share it however you'd like. You can add up to 10 clips to a video for free, after that you'll need to pick a Magisto subscription.

If you want a great looking movie created with as little effort on your part as possible, a Magisto subscription is your best bet.

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Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.